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Introduction

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is the latest high-zoom bridge camera from Canon. It replaces the previous SX520 model and features a 50x optical zoom, which is joined by a 100x digital ZoomPlus. Other features of the SX530 include a 16 megapixel sensor, inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC and the ability to take full manual control. There are digital filters, and you can shoot full HD movies. The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS competes quite closely with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (60x optical zoom) and the Nikon Coolpix P610 (also 60x). The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera has an official retail price of £259.99 / €299.99 / $379.99.

Ease of Use

Although not the biggest bridge camera on the market, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is still reasonably sizeable – you’re not going to be able to fit into a coat or jacket pocket. You’re also likely going to want use both hands when shooting with it – your left to steady the lens, especially when shooting at the far reach of the telephoto optic.

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS’s grip has a textured coating which has a double effect of both giving it a higher quality feel and helping it to feel secure in the hand. The grip is recessed so your middle finger sits comfortably on the grip, while your forefinger rests naturally on the shutter release.

Just behind the shutter release button is a scrolling dial which is used for different functions, depending on the shooting mode you’re in. In aperture priority, it controls aperture, while in shutter priority it controls shutter speed. If you’re shooting in full manual, you can switch between altering shutter speed and aperture by pressing the exposure compensation button. The dial itself is very easily reached by your forefinger and has just the right amount of resistance to it.

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

The shutter button meanwhile needs to be pressed in quite firmly to take the shot. This can sometimes have an impact on very precise framing, as pressing the button down so firmly can cause the camera to shift just a fraction. It can also cause a little shake, which can be problematic when using slow shutter speeds, it’s recommended therefore that you use the self-timer if you’re shooting something like that to give the camera time to steady again before exposing the shot.

There’s a reasonably large mode dial, which gives you quick access to all of the different exposure modes which the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS offers. There’s manual and semi-automatic modes (P/A/S/M), along with automatic, Hybrid Auto, scene modes, Creative Shot and digital effects. There’s also LIVE, which displays the effect making a change to certain settings makes. It’s designed to help you get the shot you want without necessarily knowing the photographic terminology to achieve it.

Hybrid Automatic mode is a fun option for special occasions, such as a wedding or a party. The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS will take a short video just before the shutter button is pressed, giving you a movie at the end of the day which contains all your still photos along with the two second clips combined into one video. A new video is created each day, but there’s no way to edit which photos / video make it into the final video for the day. You can’t use this option if you’re shooting on one of the other modes, either.

Moving to the back of the camera, there’s a traditional four way navigational pad, with each of the directional keys having an assigned function. Up controls ISO, left controls focusing type (manual, general, macro), down changes the way the display looks, while right accesses flash controls. Although there is a button for flash controls, you still need to raise the flash yourself manually when you want to use it.

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

If you press the central button on the navipad, a sort of quick menu will appear. You’ll be presented with different options depending on which shooting mode you’re shooting in. If you’re in one of the advanced (semi-automatic / manual) modes, you’ll have more options than when shooting in automatic or scene mode. It’s a handy way to access different options, such as white balance, aspect ratio, image size and so on without having to go into a long winded main menu. You’ll have to press the central button again to get rid of the menu altogether. Although it will disappear if you half press the shutter release, it’ll still be there when you let go.

There are three more buttons on the back of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS – a playback button, a main menu button and another button for quickly accessing the Wi-Fi settings.

If you press this latter button, the information you’ll need to connect to the camera from a smart device will be displayed. Once you’ve connected, you need Canon’s Camera Connect app where you can download images you’ve taken or control the camera remotely. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the app to recognise that the camera was connected to my smartphone – I suspect that the app hasn’t been updated for the new camera. However, I’ve used Canon Camera Connect before and it’s performed well in the past so hopefully this just requires a quick update from the company.

The main menu, accessed via its own button, is divided into two sections, one for altering picture settings, such as IS Settings and Date Stamp. Most of the settings you’ll likely be changing often, such as white balance etc, are contained within the quick menu mentioned earlier. The other tab on the main menu is for altering non picture related settings, such as the date and time, the volume of the camera and so on.

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Top of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

On the back of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a thumb rest, and on the side of this you’ll find two more buttons. There’s a direct video record button for quickly recording movies, and the exposure compensation button. When you’ve pressed this latter button, you can use the scrolling dial on the top of the camera to add in some positive or negative exposure compensation.

Around the shutter release button is the zoom switch. It’s quite a fluid motion and takes you from the fully wide position to the full optical zoom satisfyingly quickly, pausing for just a split second before entering the digital zoom realm – useful if you want to keep an eye on only using optical zoom.

Although there’s no zoom switch on the lens barrel as you find with some other cameras like this, there are a couple of useful buttons. The first is the Zoom Framing Assist button. If you’re shooting a subject at the far reach of the zoom and it goes out of frame (such as a bird, for instance), you can hold this button down and the lens will quickly zoom back out until you’ve relocated the subject. Once you’ve found it, release the button and the zoom will return to its previous position. It’s much quicker than doing it using the zoom switch and is very handy for wildlife and moving subjects. Just underneath this button is another which you can use for locking onto a moving subject – again useful for wildlife and sports photography.

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The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS In-hand

There’s no viewfinder on the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, if you think you’re likely to want one of those, have a look at the higher specced Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. The screen meanwhile although fairly low resolution by some standards, at 461,000 dots, copes well in most situations except for very bright sunlight. It’s also a fixed screen so not quite so useful for awkward angles, selfies and so on.

On the base of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS you’ll find a screw for attaching a tripod, as well as the door which conceals the camera’s battery and memory card. It’s a touch annoying that you can’t access the memory card when the camera is attached to a tripod, but it’s only a minor complaint.

Autofocus is generally swift and accurate, locking onto the subject with ease. It’s a shame that you can’t change the autofocus point though – especially given that you can manually control all of the other settings on the camera. Macro focusing is pretty impressive, you can almost be touching the subject with the lens and it will still focus – particularly useful for frame filling flower shots and so on.

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Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 16 megapixel SuperFine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 6Mb.

Colours directly from the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS are bright and punchy, displaying a good level of saturation and warmth – something we’ve come to expect from Canon cameras.

There’s also a decent level of detail, especially if you’re just looking at images at normal viewing or printing sizes (A4 or below). If you look at 100%, it’s possible to see a little image smoothing (even at pretty low ISOs such as ISO 100 or ISO 200). The likelihood of most users of this camera examining at 100% is pretty low though, and there’s a great overall impression of detail in most shots.

As we’d expect, there’s more smudging and noise present at higher ISOs, but it only starts to become problematic or visible at around ISO 800 and above at normal printing sizes. If you’re mainly using this as your holiday or travel camera, and are unlikely to be shooting often in dark conditions, you shouldn’t encounter too many problems.

Generally speaking it’s not necessary to dial in positive or negative exposure compensation as the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS’s automatic metering system does a good job of evaluating the scene to produce accurate exposures. There will be times, such as high contrast, where this isn’t true, but no more than we’d otherwise expect to have to use it.

There are a couple of different options for taking creative shots. You have the Creative Shot mode which takes one normal picture and then applies five different filter effects or crops (or a combination thereof) to choose from later. Alternatively, you can choose from a different set of filters, such as fish eye, from the filters exposure mode. It’s fun to experiment with both ways, but whether you like the results will likely come down to personal preference.

Images taken at the furthest reach of the optical zoom display a good level of detail and clarity. We’d advise against using the digital zoom unless you’re particularly desperate – it seems unlikely that you’ll need more than 50x zoom, though. Images taken with the digital zoom applied are grainy and smudgy, and it’s also difficult to keep the camera still enough at the full reach to get a blur free image (even with image stabilisation applied).

Noise

There are 6 ISO settings available on the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

   

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

Sharpening

Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web – Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting. You can change the in-camera sharpening level if you don’t like the default look.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

   

Focal Range

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS’s 50x zoom lens has a massive focal range of 24-1200mm, as illustrated by these examples.

24mm

1200mm

Chromatic Aberrations

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS suffered from chromatic aberrations, with purple fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, particularly at the edges of the frame, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)

Macro

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS allows you to focus on a subject that is just 0cms away from the camera. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.

Macro

Macro (100% Crop)

Flash

The flash settings on the Canon Powershot SX530 HS are Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, and Slow Sync Speed, with Red-eye Reduction options available in the main menu. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Flash Off – Wide Angle (24mm)

Flash On – Wide Angle (24mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64
   

Flash Off – Telephoto (1200mm)

Flash On – Telephoto (1200mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots.

Flash Off

Flash Off (100% Crop)
   

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)

Night

The Canon Powershot SX530 HS’s maximum shutter speed is 15 seconds, which is great news if you’re seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 15 seconds at ISO 100.

Night

Night (100% Crop)

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS camera, which were all taken using the 16 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie

This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920×1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 59.2Mb in size.

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Product Images

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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

 
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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

 
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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS / Flash Raised

 
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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

 
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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

 
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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

 
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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS / Turned On

 
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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS / Image Displayed

 
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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS / Main Menu

 

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Rear of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS / Quick Menu

 
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Top of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Bottom of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Side of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Front of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
 
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Memory Card Slot / Battery Compartment

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Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0M¹
Total Pixels Approx. 16.8M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length 4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm)
Zoom
  • Optical 50x
  • ZoomPlus 100x
  • Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹).
  • Combined Approx. 200x
Maximum f/number f/3.4-f/6.5
Construction 13 elements in 10 groups (3 UD lenses and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock Yes
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation Size (Normal, Small)
ISO sensitivity
  • AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • AUTO ISO: 100 – 1600

SHUTTER

Speed
  • 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
  • 15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

COLOUR MATRIX

Type sRGB

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 5.5 m (W) / 1.3 m – 3.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Hybrid Auto, Live View Control, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (4.0MP), Low Light (4.0MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting
  • Approx. 1.6 shots/sec.
  • High-speed Burst (4.0 MP): Approx. 10.0 shots/sec. (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹ ²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size
  • 4:3 – (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
  • 16:9 – (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
  • 3:2 – (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
  • 1:1 – (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
  • Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies
  • (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30 fps
  • (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps
  • (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
  • Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
  • Hybrid Auto Movie (HD) 30 fps
Movie Length
  • (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
  • (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) DIGITAL connector
Other
  • HDMI Mini Connector
  • A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support¹

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh
  • Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1
  • Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10
  • For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
  • Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
  • Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
  • For Image Transfer Utility:
  • Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
  • Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10

SOFTWARE

Other
  • CameraWindow DC
  • Map Utility
  • Image Transfer Utility

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life
  • Approx. 210 shots
  • Eco mode approx. 290 shots
  • Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps
  • Soft Case DCC-850
  • PowerShot Accessory Organizer
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
Other
  • Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
  • Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST
  • Interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9 mm
Weight Approx. 442 g (including battery and memory card)

FOOTNOTES

Effective Pixels ¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting
  • ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
  • ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length
  • ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
  • ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
Disclaimer
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

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Conclusion

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is by no means a revolutionary camera, but what it does, it does well.

A camera like this will generally always represent a compromise. While you have a 50x optical zoom range, the maximum aperture at the wide end is only f/3.5.

It’s good to have manual control, but it’s a shame there’s not a bit more of it – such as the ability to change autofocus point. It would also be nice to shoot in raw format, but it’s perhaps not surprising that this feature is missing when you consider the price point.

You could argue that for not much more you could pick up an entry-level DSLR and kit lens – while that’s true, you also won’t have the huge zoom range, so again it’s about compromise.

Image quality from the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is generally pretty good, especially if you’re shooting in good light – which you may be doing for the majority of occasions if it’s to be your holiday or travel camera.

There are also a few quirky aspects of the camera, such as Creative Shot and Hybrid Auto. It would be nice if you could have more control over both of these aspects, but they’re still a fun feature regardless.

Canon hasn’t particularly pushed the boundaries with this camera, and it doesn’t represent too much of an upgrade from the 42x optical zoom SX520, but if you’re in the market for a relatively basic bridge camera, it’s certainly one to look at. If you require one which gives you more features – such as a viewfinder, raw format shooting and so on, then there are others on the market for you, such as the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS.

If zoom is your main concern, 50x is quite a lot, but again it’s by no means outstanding in the current market. Both Nikon and Panasonic offer cameras at a similar price point (or cheaper) with a 60x optical zoom, which is also something worth considering.

3.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 3.5
Features 3.5
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 4

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Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS.

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR is a bridge compact camera with a massive 42x, 24-1000mm zoom lens. The HS50 also offers an autofocus lag of just 0.05 seconds, full 1080p movies at 60fps with stereo sound, a 3 inch vari-angle LCD screen, 11ps burst shooting and a 16 megapixel back-illuminated EXR sensor with RAW support. Is this the only camera you’ll ever need? Read our Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR review to find out…

Kodak PixPro AZ521

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The new Kodak PixPro AZ521 super-zoom camera features a massive 52x zoom lens with a focal range of 24-1248mm. Other highlights of the affordable Kodak AZ521 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p HD movies, and a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor. Read our in-depth Kodak PixPro AZ521 review now…

Nikon Coolpix P610

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The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a new super-zoom bridge camera with an incredible 60x zoom lens. The Nikon P610 also has a back illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot vari-angle LCD screen, full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, an electronic viewfinder and 7fps burst shooting. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix P610 review now…

Nikon Coolpix P900

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The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a new super-zoom bridge camera with an astonishing 83x zoom lens, providing a focal range of 24-2000mm! The Nikon P900 also has a back illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot vari-angle LCD screen, full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, an electronic viewfinder and 7fps burst shooting. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix P900 review now…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72

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The brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 super-zoom camera (also known as the DMC-FZ70) features a massive 60x zoom lens with a focal range of 20-1200mm, the biggest of any camera on the market. Other highlights of the FZ72 / FZ70 include a 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080i HD movies, 9fps burst shooting, P/A/S/M modes, RAW support, a flash hotshoe and a 16.1 megapixel MOS sensor. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 review now…

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 is a new superzoom compact camera with a incredible 63x zoom lens. The Sony H400 also features a 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p HD video with stereo sound, 3-inch screen, electronic viewfinder and a range of manual shooting modes. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 review to find out if it’s the right super-zoom camera for you…

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V is a new premium super-zoom compact camera. A 50x zoom lens, 20.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1920×1080 50p Full HD video with stereo sound, tilting 3-inch screen, 10fps continuous shooting, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC/GPS, and a full range of creative shooting modes are all offered by the Sony HX400V. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V review complete with sample photos, test shots, videos and more…

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review Image

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review Image

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Review Roundup

Reviews of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS from around the web.

digitalversus.com »

Bridge cameras are back on centre stage, and increasingly large zoom lenses are what’s got them there. After the PowerShot SX520 HS’ 42x zoom, the mass market-geared SX530 HS sports a 50x lens that lines it up in direct competition with the Kodak Pixpro AZ521 and Sony Cyber-shot HX400V. It has the same design and image sensor as the SX520, but adds Wi-Fi and NFC to make it connected.
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uk.pcmag.com »

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($429.99) is one of the smaller cameras available with a 50x zoom ratio, and it doesn’t really skimp on features in order to get there. The superzoom uses a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor that supports 1080p video capture and Canon’s unique Creative Shot mode, and its control layout is quite good for a point-and-shoot model.
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cameralabs.com »

The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a super-zoom camera with a 50x optical zoom lens. Launched in January 2015 it’s an update to the PowerShot SX520 HS launched just six months previously. As is often the case when new Canon compacts are introduced, the older model remains in the line up for now.
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